Patching Processor Design Errors with Programmable Hardware
By Smruti Sarangi, Satish Narayanasamy, Bruce Carneal, Abhishek Tiwari, Brad Calder, Josep Torrellas
Issue Date:January 2007
Equipping processors with programmable hardware to patch design errors lets manufacturers release regular hardware patches, avoiding costly chip recalls and potentially speeding time to market. For each error detected, the manufacturer creates a fingerprin...